“& ldquo; We had some fairly good information, undoubtedly in a poor circumstance for the child, as well as he didn’& rsquo; t need one, & rdquo; Wilder told the club & rsquo; s official site.

“& ldquo; He & rsquo; s out of medical facility as well as back home, but it’& rsquo; s a season-ending injury for us, which is really unsatisfactory.

“& ldquo; He & rsquo; s in a full actors from upper leg to toe and it’& rsquo; s just a recovery procedure currently of the tibia, which he fractured as well as it’& rsquo; s simply time.

“He’s out of hospital and back home, but it’s a season-ending injury for us, which is very disappointing.

“He’s in a full cast from thigh to toe and it’s just a healing process now of the tibia, which he fractured and it’s just time.”

Coutts had been instrumental in the Blades’ promotion challenge this season, featuring in all bar one of their Sky Bet Championship matches.

“It’s very disappointing, but we talked about it after the game – it’s a contact sport and players have to put their bodies on the line,” Wilder added.

“Paul was fully committed to taking that shot on, I wouldn’t expect anything less, and unfortunately he’s suffered off the back of it.”